Toronto Maple Leafs
Though the NHL has denied the latest expansion report, it’s always fun to analyze which cities “deserve” or “don’t deserve” to have teams.
We love our sports teams, which means we hate the ones that try getting in the way. What can we say? We’re passionate about these things.
The Islanders tried, but it might end up being the Rangers who seal the deal.
Rookie defenseman Jon Merrill set up a second-period breakaway goal by Patrik Elias and scored 32 seconds later to lead the New Jersey Devils to a much-needed 3-2 win over Toronto on Sunday night, sending the struggling Maple Leafs to their fifth straight loss.
Tyler Bozak scored on a penalty shot and then got the winning goal 1:51 into overtime to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-2 victory over the Rangers on Wednesday night, spoiling the New York debut of Martin St. Louis.
Lubomir Visnovsky scored 1:55 into overtime as the New York Islanders outlasted the Toronto Maple Leafs in a wild 5-4 contest Thursday night.
Frans Nielsen, Calvin De Haan and Cal Clutterbuck scored third-period goals to lead the New York Islanders past the Toronto Maple leafs 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Cam Talbot is leading the NHL with a .938 save percentage and fractionally trails Minnesota Wild goalie for the goals-against average lead. Harding’s 1.65 goals-against average edges Talbot’s 1.66 GAA.
Dominic Moore scored twice, Carl Hagelin had a goal and an assist, and the New York Rangers cruised to a 7-1 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.
Tyler Bozak scored the winning shootout goal, lifting the Maple Leafs to a 3-2 victory over the Red Wings in front of the largest crowd to watch a hockey game.
Mats Zuccarello and Derek Stepan scored shootout goals, and backup goalie Cam Talbot earned his second win in two nights as the New York Rangers shook off a late tying tally and beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 Monday night.
Phil Kessel scored two goals and the Maple Leafs beat the New York Islanders 5-2 on Tuesday for Toronto’s second win in a row.
James van Riemsdyk scored on a low wrist shot in the shootout to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.
Derek Stepan does not have a leg to stand on, and let’s be honest, the Rangers have held the power cards throughout the summer.
A week after the New Jersey Devils lost star forward Ilya Kovalchuk to sudden retirement, general manager Lou Lamoriello is still plotting out the future of the Devils.